Bamboo fabric is unique and has properties that make it extremely appealing to the fashion industry. Bamboo fabric is similar to cotton only better! It has a silky, smooth feel that is truly surprising and a natural sheen and luster unlike other natural fabric, with a natural stretch and natural anti-bacterial qualities. It draws moisture away from the skin, keeping you cool and comfortable all day.
- High absorbency
- Dries in half the time of cotton fabric.
- Moisture wicking (actually draws moisture away from the body)
- Sun protection
- Natural Luster & drape
The luxurious feel of this fabric has been described to be as soft as silk and as luxurious as cashmere. You will love wearing it next to your skin. It is exceptionally comfortable to wear.
The natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities of the bamboo plant keep bamboo flourishing without the use of pesticides or fertilizers,
This beneficial quality of the plant remains in its textile form, killing all bacteria keeping the wearer feeling fresher and odour free for longer, making the garment healthier and more hygienic.
These anti-bacterial qualities make bamboo naturally organic. This usually makes the fabric cheaper than other organic clothing.
Other Eco Qualities
Bamboo is completely sustainable, as it is the fastest growing plant on earth. This means it requires no replanting because it naturally replenishes itself.
Bamboo returns 35% more oxygen into the air than a similar tree. By emitting more oxygen bamboo naturally battles global warming and climate change.
And finally, Bamboo fabric is a 100% biodegradable, as its decomposition causes no pollution.
There you have it, bamboo is a superb fibre for clothes, it’s many eco qualities translate into extremely comfortable qualities for the wearer. It is a hidden gem, that has begun to make it’s way into the fashion industry and it will not take long before you see it used more and more.
If cotton fabric is said to breathe with you, then bamboo breathes like an athlete, with eco friendly qualities.
For the best maintenance of bamboo clothing, it should be washed using the gentle cycle, cold or luke warm water, where line dried is preferred. It is best to refrain from machine drying even on low heat as it may cause the garment to loose its shape sooner then if you line dried only. If necessary, it should be ironed on low heat and never with a steamer.
Once you experience bamboo clothing you will want to wear it everyday.